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Blended Learning: Technologies transforming the Languages classroom

FREE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

The MLTAV was pleased to be supported by the Victorian Department of Education to develop an eBook to support Blended learning in languages education. This free resource provides teachers with step-by-step instructions on how to use a broad range of ICT Tools and Resources for the languages classroom. The resource is available via: 

https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/pages/View.aspx?pin=SB9L8N
 

MLTAV has also run a series of webinars to support teachers in the use of ICT in the languages classroom. Recordings of the webinars are available below:(All webinars, both live and archived versions, are FREE to participate in and access!!)

2017 Webinars 

Mon 30 October 3.45 - 4.45pm Jade Cleave - 'Enhancing language learning using Kahoot' 

About Jade: Jade began studying Japanese as a secondary school student, anddeveloped a passion for the Japanese language and culture ever since. After graduating with First Class Honours in Japanese from Curtin University in 2011, she completed a Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education at Curtin University in 2014. At present Jade teaches Japanese and Humanities to Middle School students at Haileybury, where iPad use is a core element of every class. She has long been passionate about ICT from a personal and professional perspective, and is highly motivated to utilise technology in the classroom to enhance student learning and engagement.

Archived Recording - The link to access the archived recording of this webinar is:

 https://connect.vic.edu.au/p3fpkfympky/ 


2016 Webinars - All Sessions are Designed for Beginners

Mon 21 Nov 3.45 - 4.45pm Catherine Spurritt - Providing Feedback

Webinar Description: Video feedback provides an opportunity to provide richer and more detailed feedback to students of languages. Using a simple webcam, teachers can record comprehensive and specific feedback for individual students to allow them to improve their future learning. This session will act as a basic 'how to' tutorial and explore the benefits of a multi-modal approach when providing feedback to students. Please bring a laptop, iPad or smart phone to this session.


About Catherine:
Catherine Spurritt is the Year 7 Coordinator and Senior French Teacher at Avila College. Previously, she was also Languages Curriculum Leader at the College. Catherine is passionate about empowering learners of a second language to notice the progress they are making in their learning, providing them with the language to talk about their capabilities and opportunities for critical self-reflection. She is currently undertaking a Masters of Educational Leadership ACU, with a particular focus on leading effective learning.

Archived Recording - The link to access the archived recording of this webinar is:
https://connect.vic.edu.au/p70dsbe8a3n/ 

 

Wed 23 Nov 3.45 - 4.45pm Jade Cleave - Creating interactive Presentations with Keynote

Webinar description: In Jade's presentation she will demonstrate to participants how the iPad application Keynote can be used to make interactive presentations to assist with student learning and engagement. Once she has demonstrated the capabilities of the app, she will assist participants in creating their own basic interactive Keynote presentation.

About Jade: Jade began studying Japanese as a secondary school student, anddeveloped a passion for the Japanese language and culture ever since. After graduating with First Class Honours in Japanese from Curtin University in 2011, she completed a Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education at Curtin University in 2014. At present Jade teaches Japanese and Humanities to Middle School students at Haileybury, where iPad use is a core element of every class. She has long been passionate about ICT from a personal and professional perspective, and is highly motivated to utilise technology in the classroom to enhance student learning and engagement.

Archived Recording - The link to access the archived recording of this webinar is:
https://connect.vic.edu.au/p4jrjwh5sdm/

Thursday 8 December 3.45 - 4.45pm Brianna Winsor - My iJourney; Creating valuable learning experiences through integrating iPads into the learning workflow

Webinar description: Do your students currently have iPads (or tablets) for learning? Is your school considering it? Does it all feel a bit owerwhelming? It did for me too! But don't worry. I would like to share my story of how in under 1 year I managed to transform the way my students and I use iPads in the Japanese classroom to enhance learning. I will discuss how I continue to integrate the use of iPads into my lesson workslow and the effects it has had on my pedagogy and my students' learning including improved student engagement and outcomes, extending learning beyond the classroom, freeing up more time for interacting and supporting students in class, and even reducing my own workload and stress! Students at Brisbane SHS participate in a BYOD iPad program. For almost two years, I simply used the iPads as a "tack on" to my regular program, which included the standard things like paper notebooks, textbooks, worksheets, MP3s etc. The iPad was basically a tool for playing script game apps, vocab quizzes, internet research and word processing. I basically used it as a "reward" after the "real classwork" had been completed. It was not until the start of this year that I started to realise the endless potential these devices offer and started utilising them as an integral part of the learning process. Come along as I share my transformational practice that includes activities for: 
- sharing resources and defferentiating learning;
- regular formative assessment and data collection; 
- giving students timely, detailed and meaningful feedback; 
- facilitating collaborative group work and online peer feedback; 
- creating online learning communities; 
- flipping the classroom; improving pronunciation; 
- practising speaking, listening and digital note-taking; 
- building meaningful relationships with students; 
- practising language and creating digital content in an authentic context. 

About Brianna: Brianna currently teaches grades 7 - 12 at Brisbane State High School, QLD. This year, Brianna is participating in "Towards Transformation", a professional learning program in which educators strive to achieve best practice by trialing, testing and reflecting on vaiours digital innovations to enhance and evolve the way students learn. 

Archived Recording - The link to access the archived recording of this webinar is:
https://connect.vic.edu.au/p6jd9f6hnvt/
 

Thursday 15 December, 3.45 - 4.30pm - "Are you using Quizlet to its full potential?!" - presented by Rebecca Gregory

Presenter Bio

Rebecca Gregory is an Indonesian teacher and Language Department Head with a particular interest in using ICT in teaching. She holds a Master of Education focusing on Leadership and Blended Learning Environments and runs workshops for Language Teachers on using iPads and Mobile Devices in the classroom.

 

Workshop Description

This workshop is for teachers who are both new to Quizlet, and those who may have been using it for a while but are not up-to-date with all its features. I have been using Quizlet since 2008, I have created over 200 sets, I’m a Quizlet Ambassador and needless to say I’m a huge fan! It is more than just flashcards. The people at Quizlet are always adding new features and in this workshop I will demonstrate all of them as well as some unique ways that I use Quizlet in my classroom for speaking activities, personalised learning and teamwork.
Archived Recording - The link to access the archived recording of this webinar is:
https://connect.vic.edu.au/p45xvjtbbpf/  



Webinars will be conducted using Adobe Connect. If you participate in the live webinar, you will be able to ask questions of the presenter. For information on how to participate in an Adobe Connect session and how to set up your computer/device, please go to the following link: http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/support/Pages/Connect.aspx

Once you have followed the few simple steps to set up your computer, you just need to type in this link to your Web browser to access the webinar: https://connect.vic.edu.au/mltavict/

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 ARCHIVED Webinar Opportunities from throughout 2016! 

1. Tuesday 6 September 2016 - 'The future-focused Languages Classroom'

Presenter:
PIP CLEAVES (Head Teacher, Learning Innovation and Languages at Sydney Secondary College)

Webinar Description:
The Languages classroom is a great place to support students in developing the skills they need to be successful in the future. Join this webinar, presented by Pip Cleaves, Head Teacher, Learning Innovation and Languages at Sydney Secondary College as she shares simple but effective IT strategies you can use to build your students' future-focused skills.

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here.
* Unfortunately we experienced some wifi difficulties during this session so there are some disruptions to this presentation but you can fast forward through these on the recording to hear some of the innovative ways technology is being used by Pip to engage and enrich the language learning experiences of students.

2. Tues 8 November 2016 - 'Multimodal Text Magic - Scratch'

Presenter:
JACLYN CURNOW (Languages Teacher, Viewbank College)

Webinar Description: Looking for a new, engaging way for students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills, that is free of charge? “Scratch” is a program that makes written and spoken texts engaging, as poems, comics, role plays and stories can be written, illustrated and feature sound effects. You can record your own sounds or import your own images or use the vast library of sounds and images. Scratch is a free online, programming language that fosters learners to become creators.  Access Scratch by going online https://scratch.mit.edu/ Scratch is featured in the Department’s “The Digital Deck – eduSTAR.Many of the skills outlined in the Victorian Curriculum Languages’ Communicating and Understanding strands can be demonstrated using Scratch. Particularly the sub-strands, Socialising, Informing, Creating and Translating. When using Scratch, reluctance to learning fades, due to the excitement of working with this multimodal text.


This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here. 

  
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ARCHIVED Webinar Opportunities from throughout 2015!
 
1. Tuesday 25 August 2015 - 4pm - 5pm: Enhancing Langauge Learning through Online Technologies

Presenter:
CHRIS HARTE (Language Teacher, John Monash Science School, Google Educator)


This webinar explored the power of online technologies in enhancing language learning, particularly focusoing on technologies for enhancing listening, reading, writing and speaking and encouraring learners to engage with authentic target language material.

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here.


2. Wednesday 2 September, 2015 - 4pm - 5pm: Enhancing Language Literacy through Technology

Presenter:
KATHLEEN DUQUEMIN (Japanese Teacher, Gardenvale Primary School)

 In this webinar, participants will explore ways in which to integrate technology into the teaching of language, with a focus on Web 2.0 Tools and iPad apps that have been proven to enhance language literacy, engagement and learning. Participants will discover how to create digital resources that complement the language content of their own language program and how easily these resources can be adapted to align with different topics and skills levels.

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here.


3. Monday 23 November, 2015 - 4pm - 5pm:Enghancing Language Literacy through Technology
Presenter:
JILL WILSON (Project Manager, Education Services Australia)

FREE Resources available to support implementation of Victorian Curriculum: Languages
This webinar will introduce teachers to the huge collection of FREE resources available through Scootle and the Language Learning Space to support teachers in the implementation of the Victorian Curriculum: Languages. All Government and Catholic schools will be expected to implement this curriculum from 2017 so it is an ideal time to begin preparing for this in 2016 and to become familiar with the resources available to support this implementation.

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here.


4. Tuesday 8 December – 4pm - 5pm: Languages Online - STUART MILLER (Victorian School of Languages)

Resources to support the delivery of Language programs through the use of ICT
Languages Online is now available as an app for Windows, iOS and Android (Mac OS X coming soon). The session will introduce the app and the Japanese and Indonesian activities currently available.  We’ll also have a brief look at the other resources available through the Languages Online website.

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here.

Once you have participated in a live or archived version on the webinars above, you can obtain a certificate of participation for this time attributed to formal PL. Certificates will be emailed within 7 working days of completing the survey. To received a certificate, you must complete the details on the following survey:  

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MLTAV_PL_2015_Blended_Learning_Webinar_Series



2013 Webinars - All Sessions are Designed for Beginners


The MLTAV is pleased to offer archived recordings of the 10 Webinars conducted over the period
April 2013 - August 2013:

 

- Tuesday 16 April - What is Blended Learning? An introduction to Video Conferencing

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here:
 

- Wednesday 24 April - Cartoon Dialogues - writing/speaking activities Languages Online
This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here:

- Tuesday 30 April - Early Years Resources - bee bots/voki/voice recorders/digital books

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here:
 

- Wednesday 15 May - Voice recording - Creating digital stories with students

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here:
 

- Tuesday 21 May - Creating Podcasts (Audacity)

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here:
 

- Wednesday 29 May - Games - creating games, ready-made games Web quests

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here:
 

- Wednesday 5 June - Using Socrative

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here:
 

- Tuesday 16 July - Creating blogs/wikis

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here:
 

- Tuesday 23 July - Screen Casting, sub-titling videos - Vocabulary & Pronunciation tools

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here:
 

- Wednesday 7 August - Online Professional Networking - twitter, NINGs

This session has been run and was recorded. To view the recording, please click here:
 

Once you have listened to an archived version (above) you can still obtain a certificate of participation for this time attributed to formal PL. Certificates will be emailed within 7 working days of completing the survey. To received a certificate, you must complete the details on the following survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MLTAV_2013_Webinar_Series